It’s Ben Helps. What gave it away? This is my latest home for all things personal, as well as where I take notes on my web development projects (public and private).

If you’d like a simple website developed cheaply, make your case to me. As this is only a side income earner for me, I don’t take on many projects.

My development platform of choice for large projects is Drupal, and while it can do almost anything, it does it it’s way. It’s quick to put up a Drupal site if using Drupal the way it was intended. It’s a long and arduous process to put up a Drupal site when trying to use it against the grain.

For smaller, everyday sites I’m beginning to prefer WordPress. While in the past it was nothing more than a simple blogging platform, recent versions have shown marked improvements – more so than Drupal, I’d ┬áhave to say. Given it also has the market cornered on quality free themes and it’s easy for clients to understand, it’s a shoe-in for smaller projects.

Also I’m getting into Magento lately. It’s a bit of a handful, but out of the box it’s a very very ┬ácapable e-commerce platform